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my son was diagnosed today

Posted by on Aug. 1, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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I just got back from his eval, they said he has ASD mild (what would be aspbergers but I was told they got rid of that diagnosis). 

I don't really knwo where to go from here. I e-mailed his principal so we can get him in the OT they recommend and see if she can hook him up with the teacher best suited to handle a child with this diagnosis. 

I assumed something wasn't quite right, which is why I decided to get the eval when the school brought it up. So I'm not shocked, I'm not really upset. My husband seems confused, but also worries about what it means for himself since we see so much of him in our son's behavior. His dad said the same thing. If that's the case, I have great hope that my son will grow up and be quirky but successful, loved, and overall happy. 

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amonkeymom
by Amy on Aug. 1, 2013 at 7:27 PM

My son has a similar diagnosis... high functioning autism.  I'm sure your son, as well as mine, will do just fine with a little help here and there. :)

Momof4AEMW
by Gold Member on Aug. 1, 2013 at 7:36 PM

We are new to the dx too and still very much figuring out the what's next.  Autismspeaks.org has the 100 day tool kit you can download (or have sent to you) and a few other tool kits on stuff like family, school, behaviors, etc - I think there is an Aspbergers specific one also.  My son's teacher recommended getting them for a place to start.  Good luck

kajira
by Emma on Aug. 1, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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I have classic autism - Moderate to severe symptoms but i'm verbal and married with 2 kids. I live a pretty happy, content life. Autism isn't the end of the world for most of us. So, until he reaches adult hood, don't give up on him, and just let him figure out who he is and support him.
mypbandj
by Jen on Aug. 1, 2013 at 11:02 PM
Welcome. My son is HF asd too. And a lot like dad. I figure that he is getting WAY more support and help than dh got and dh turned out ok. So I have high hopes for my son.
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Idntreallycare
by on Aug. 2, 2013 at 9:54 AM

my MIL was like "any extra help a child can get in the classroom is fabulous" so it seems she's pleased with the diagnosis. I gave my mom a few examples on how I knew the diagnosis fit (the excessive hand flapping as a baby, the social awkwardness, etc)

Quoting mypbandj:

Welcome. My son is HF asd too. And a lot like dad. I figure that he is getting WAY more support and help than dh got and dh turned out ok. So I have high hopes for my son.


Joni-mom23
by on Aug. 2, 2013 at 11:32 AM
Welcome. My son was diagnosed with mild/moderate autism he is only 3 and just getting ready to go to pre-school.
As far as what your mil said I don't know her but maybe she is just trying to stay positive. It was hard for me to hear my sons diagnosis, I just now picked myself up and have started looking into diffrant ways to help him.
I can't afford a dan dr so I'm carefully getting ready to try things on my own.
1st-starting with a hair test-it will test him for heavy metal and his nutrition levels
2nd-thinking of doing detox-using clay baths
You can find info all over online!

I have NO doubt that my little boy is going to grow up and be just fine.
I'm very determined I will not give up on helping him.
Best Wishes!
This is a good site for advice from other moms!
dawncs
by Dawn on Aug. 2, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Welcome to the group! I am an adult diagnosed with it and was an adult when I officially got diagnosed with it. I recommend getting him an evaluation for Special Education (http://www.wrightslaw.com/) services through the school. They can include social skills therapy for him. This is free to do so. I recommend checking out these websites: http://www.aspergersyndrome.org/, http://www.ldonline.org/, http://www.chadd.org/, http://www.autism-society.org/, http://www.vsarts.org/http://www.thearc.org/, and http://www.specialolympics.org/.

Dawn


Group owner of Different Learners Support Group (http://www.cafemom.com/group/118648)

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Aug. 2, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Welcome to the group mama!  Hugs!

Idntreallycare
by on Aug. 2, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Thanks Darby! Now you get to see me in multiple groups (I need to look and see what groups we're in together, but you're definitely a familiar face)

Quoting darbyakeep45:

Welcome to the group mama!  Hugs!


Idntreallycare
by on Aug. 2, 2013 at 9:53 PM

My husband's coworker has a son who isn't as high-functioning as my son. I guess he's a teenager who is still in diapers and such. He told my husband that any time he needs to talk, vent, get advice... he's there. I'm sooooooo glad my husband has that resource like I have a group of lovely ladies who can walk me through different parts of this.

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